This Week in PLOS

An international team led by investigators at the Broad Institute, the University of Aberdeen, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, and elsewhere sequenced the genome of a fungal fish pathogen called Saprolegnia parasitica — work that they describe in a PLOS Genetics study. Using genome and RNA sequence data, the researchers identified genome features that appear to distinguish S.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.